DON’T FIGHT THE WRONG BATTLE “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). This means that God loves sinners but hates sin. As Christians, we should hate the act but not the people. That is the spiritual law because sinners can be delivered and changed. We have seen a sinner’s character healed in the name of Jesus. We have seen the harlot become chaste, the drunkard become sober, the liar become truthful. The Gospel of God’s grace challenges and changes everything. Sinners can be reformed. Our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the spirit beings that cause these acts. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12). Anytime we wrestle against flesh and blood, strive against people, we fight the wrong battle. If we fail to see that there are powers that cause people to be bowed down in bondage, we are fighting the wrong battle.